As Christians, we are called to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” As we walk as Christians, we must be united with our brethren in the Lord’s church. We cannot let division create a rift in our fellowship. It is imperative that we find unity on these seven foundations (the Seven Ones) of Eph. 4:4-6
The book of Ephesians, while it should be taken as a unit, has two main parts. The first, in Chapters 1-3, teaches about the church, the beautiful bride of Christ. The second part, chapters 4-6 teaches us about our walk, our lives, as Christians, in a very practical way. While there is a lot of detail worth noting in these chapters, we will save that for later lessons and take a more general overviewing look of these chapters in this lesson.
“Pray without ceasing.” That is what Paul had written in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Not only did he write it, he lived it, and we see that come out throughout his letters. There are many times that Paul records specific things for which he is praying. In Eph. 3:14-21, we notice three specific things that Paul prayed for. Join us as we study God’s Word Together.
10/15/17 p.m. sermon
The plan that God had to save mankind from sin and death always included the Gentiles, those who were not direct physical descendants of Abraham as the Jews were. Once the New Covenant was established, it took some time, but finally Christians began to preach to Gentiles, especially Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles.
10/8/17 p.m. sermon
Scripture is special. It is a wonderful blessing from God to be able to read His Word to us in our own language. Using some thoughts gleaned from the late Bro. Wendell Winkler’s work on the Prison Epistles, let us examine a few thoughts about Scripture together.
9/24/17 p.m. sermon
Living in a world that is so divided, it is a vital time for the church to remember the unity that we have in Christ. Ephesians Chapter 2 shows us that, although we were once aliens and strangers, we have been united in Christ, and live together as the church of Christ, his kingdom, and the temple of the Living God.
9/10/17 p.m. sermon
The apostle Paul was always ready to let the brethren to whom he wrote know that he was praying for them. The letter to the Ephesians is no different as he tells them, “I never cease giving thanks for you and I am regularly remembering you in prayer.” In particular, Paul prays for them to grow in the knowledge of God, in three specific ways that we will consider in this lesson. He wanted them to grow in knowledge concerning their hope, concerning their inheritance, and concerning God’s power.